Walt Disney World Value Resorts Upgrade to Mini Fridges

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The Walt Disney World Resort has begun installing mini-fridges in guest rooms at the All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports, All-Star Music, and Pop Century Resort Hotels. Several rooms at the All-Star Resorts now offer the fridges free of charge (previously only available for $10 and by request), and the installation of fridges at Pop Century should be completed by April. It is assumed the new Art of Animation resort will open later this year with mini-fridges in all rooms, as well.

R. A. Pedersen

R. A. Pedersen is the author of The Epcot Explorers Encyclopedia and runs the Epcyclopedia.com blog. He has been a research contributor to the TouringPlans.com Blog since 2006 and functions as sort of an all-around news desk and project-tracker.

19 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Value Resorts Upgrade to Mini Fridges

  • March 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    The official end date for this is April 30. They are being installed floor by floor across all the values.

  • March 15, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Interesting development – Having a Fridge is one of the incentives for us to go moderate.

  • March 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Nice! A standard fridge will save me $100 on my next family vacation, an incentive to stay on property. A break from Disney? I’m liking it.

  • March 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I think it’s great. We had a medical need for the refrigerator and it was a pain having to request one, then typically someone would screw up and we’d get charged for it, then we had to go back to the check-in to have the charge removed, etc. This puts an end to that struggle. AMEN

  • March 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    less reason now to purchase resort mug

  • March 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    This is great news. We normally staff off property as we usually find a hotel that includes a mini-fridge in the room for a cheaper rate than the Value resorts. This (and the free Wi-Fi) will make our first stay at Pop Century this fall even better!

  • March 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    This is great news! We just did our first Value stay at Pop in Feb. and we loved it, but having a Fridge would have been so much better! Thank You WDW!

  • March 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    That’s great news, though now I have a question. I’m going in mid May of this year, so in theory they should already be installed. I requested one in my room when I made my reservation in December, will the fee be waived then?

  • March 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Just checked in last night to building 4 at Pop. We’ve got a mini fridge!

    • March 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Does it get as cold as a regular fridge? I’ve heard they are pretty much just beverage coolers and won’t keep food cold enough.

      • March 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

        We stayed at the Pop Century during One More Disney Day this year. We had a handicap room with a fridge for medicines, but it didn’t get cold! So I asked for another one and that one didn’t get very cold either!!!! (At least they did deliver a new one quickly.)

        I got some ice from the ice machine and put that into the fridge. That helped, but don’t expect for these refrigerators to work as one would expect.

        • March 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm

          Thanks for the info. I was originally planning to bring my cooler and fill it with ice as needed, so I guess I’ll just stick with that.

    • March 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      What are the dimensions on mini fridge? Can it hold a gallon of milk or 1/2gal? I was told this is just a fridge no freezer section–is that true?

      • March 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        True – the fridge we had at the Pop Century didn’t have a freezer section. I would suggest 1/2 gallon of milk. Actually, I would first make sure your fridge gets cold enough so that the milk doesn’t spoil.

  • March 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Staying at All Star Sports Resort in Mid April, would love to know if fridges have been (or will be) installed by then!

    • May 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Did you get the fridge on your recent stay???

  • February 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Does anyone know the manufacturer of these mini fridges?

  • March 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Now a coffee pot would make Pop perfect!

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hello… mini-fridge on value resorts? cool.. does any ones knows if they already installed them???

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